from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices.
- adj. Of or relating to mysticism or mystics.
- adj. Inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder.
- adj. Mysterious; strange.
- adj. Enigmatic; obscure.
- adj. Mystical.
- n. One who practices or believes in mysticism or a given form of mysticism: Protestant mystics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to mystics, mysticism or occult mysteries; mystical.
- adj. Mysterious and strange; arcane, obscure or enigmatic.
- n. Someone who practices mysticism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Remote from or beyond human comprehension; baffling human understanding; unknowable; obscure; mysterious.
- adj. Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical
- adj. employing mysticism; ; -- contrasted to
logical, rational, analytical.
- n. One given to mysticism; one who holds mystical views, interpretations, etc.; especially, in ecclesiastical history, one who professed mysticism. See mysticism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to any of the ancient mysteries.
- Hidden from or obscure to human knowledge or comprehension: pertaining to what is obscure or incomprehensible; mysterious; dark; obscure; specifically, expressing a sense comprehensible only to a higher grade of intelligence or to those especially initiated.
- Of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.
- In the civil law of Louisiana, sealed or closed: as, a Mystic testament
- Synonyms and Cabalistic, etc. See mysterious.
- n. One who accepts or preaches some form of mysticism; specifically [capitalized], one who holds to the possibility of direct conscious and unmistakable intercourse with God by a species of ecstasy. See Quietist, Pietist, Gichtelian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
- adj. relating to or characteristic of mysticism
- n. someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
- adj. relating to or resembling mysticism
Middle English mystik, from Latin mysticus, from Greek mustikos, from mustēs, initiate; see mystery1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French mistique, from Latin mysticus, from Ancient Greek μυστικός (mystikos, "secret, mystic"), from μύστης (mystēs, "one who has been initiated"). (Wiktionary)